~The River~
aka Backwash
Directed by: Frank Borzage

Written by:
John Hunter Booth - dialogue
Dwight Cummins - writer
Philip Klein - writer

Based on the novel The River by Tristram Tupper (Philadelphia, 1928).

Charles Farrell ...Allen John Spender
Mary Duncan ...Rosalee
Ivan Linow ...Sam Thompson
Margaret Mann ...Widow Thompson
Alfred Sabato ...Marsdon
Bert Woodruff ...The Miller
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Original Music by: Maurice Bacon
Cinematography by: Ernest Palmer
Film Editing by: Barney Wolf
Art Direction by: Harry Oliver
Assistant Director: Lew Borzage
Conductor: Erno Rapee
Dialogue Directors: A.F. Erickson & A.H. Van Buren
Presenter: William Fox

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 84 Minutes
Released: October 6, 1929
~Bor-11-90: Mary Duncan and Director Frank Borzage on the set of "The River."~
~Plot Synopsis~
Allen John Spender, a young and credulous lad, is traveling down the river on his barge when he meets
and is captivated by Rosalee, worldly-wise and beautiful. Rosalee, having been the mistress of a man just
sent to jail for murder, is stirred by his fresh and ingenuous character, though she has sworn eternal
faithfulness to her former lover. Though himself enchanted, Spender plans to continue his wandering
ways until the former lover returns and forces the issue. Spender disposes of him, Rosalee recaptures
her innocence, and the two find happiness as they resume his journey down the river.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com